We are part of the Chanctonbury Network of Schools (CNoS), alongside Upper Beeding Primary School, St Peter's C of E (Aided) Primary School, Ashurst C of E (Aided) Primary School and Jolesfield C of E Primary School. We work closely with all these schools and have joint INSET and meetings to share good practice and promote collaborative working.
We also have a strong link with Steyning Grammar School which the children who live in this area naturally move on to and we have excellent transition in place.
The children across the schools have many opportunities to work, perform and compete with each other from our collaborative Chancotonbury Music Festival hosted by Steyning Grammar School to our many sporting festivals and competitions held through out the year for a variety of year groups. Our gifted and talented scientists and mathematicians in Year 5 are invited to take part in Masterclasses led by Steyning Grammar School staff and each primary school hosts a G&T day with a particular theme across the school year.
The Chanctonbury Challenge
The Chanctonbury Challenge is a jointly organised project aiming to raise the resilience of a group of children across the locality, to impact on their learning at the end of KS2 and into KS3. The four primary schools involved, Steyning Primary School, St Peter’s CE Primary School, Jolesfield CE Primary School and Upper Beeding Primary School, worked alongside Steyning Grammar School to fund, support and develop the project.